Some challenges need a little outside perspective to solve. Rhode Island designers were made to solve them. If you’re a business or community leader looking for support on a complex challenge, we can help.


When you have a problem that needs a creative solution, you need a designer. DESIGNxRI convenes the state’s top design talent and connects them to opportunities with people like you. Through our in-depth understanding of, and connection to, the design field in Rhode Island, we know the problem-solving talent you need. As a strategic consultant, we’ll match you with design and oversee an inclusive programmatic process.


As a collaboratively-built organization, DESIGNxRI has an active and growing partnership network of 35+ organizations that range from design trade associations to business and corporate leaders to the state’s economic development associates. Partners are critical to ensuring our reach is vast, deep, diverse and evolving. By becoming a partner, you feed our collaborative network and help bring thought and expertise to our dynamic industry.


Design Challenges are a collaboration between business and community leaders and the Rhode Island design community. Designers, innovators and community members take part in applying the design process to reimagine our worlds and solve meaty challenges. Whether for your small business, your corporate innovation team, or your city or town, learn more how a Design Challenge can help.

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Whether you need help finding a designer right away, or support in identifying a new partner, we’ve got you covered.